Astronomy Tour

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On this astronomical adventure we visit antique clocks and sundials in the Museum of Time, Saad Abad Complex, Science and Astronomy Center of Tehran, and Darband resort. Then we visit Golestan Palace, walk through the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and see the Gonbad Mina Planetarium. In Rey city we go to The Astronomy Center of Shah-Abdol-Azim, Tughrul Tower, and visit Cheshmeh Ali and also observe the stars in Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai at night. We drive to Kashan and visit Tabatabai House, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse and do sky observation in Matin Abad. On the next day we visit Fin Garden, go to the Neyasar waterfall and visit the observatory of the University of Kashan. Later we visit the historical village of Abyaneh. We go on a full-day city tour in Isfahan, see some sundials and different indexes of noon. Visit Isfahan observatory and observe the sun. Go to the Vank Cathedral and Chehel Sotun Palace and visit the Adib Astronomy Center of Isfahan.

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    About Tour

    On this astronomical adventure we visit antique clocks and sundials in the Museum of Time, Saad Abad Complex, Science and Astronomy Center of Tehran, and Darband resort. Then we visit Golestan Palace, walk through the Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and see the Gonbad Mina Planetarium. In Rey city we go to The Astronomy Center of Shah-Abdol-Azim, Tughrul Tower, and visit Cheshmeh Ali and also observe the stars in Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai at night. We drive to Kashan and visit Tabatabai House, Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse and do sky observation in Matin Abad. On the next day we visit Fin Garden, go to the Neyasar waterfall and visit the observatory of the University of Kashan. Later we visit the historical village of Abyaneh. We go on a full-day city tour in Isfahan, see some sundials and different indexes of noon. Visit Isfahan observatory and observe the sun. Go to the Vank Cathedral and Chehel Sotun Palace and visit the Adib Astronomy Center of Isfahan.

    1. Day 1 1st Day in Tehran

      Day 1: Arrival in Tehran and transfer to the hotel, then we visit the Museum of time, a historic house museum exploring time via displays of antique clocks and sundials, Saad Abad Complex, Science and Astronomy Center of Tehran, and Darband resort O/N Tehran

    2. Day 2 2nd Day in Tehran

      Day 2: We visit Tehran Planetarium, Golestan Palace (UNESCO world heritage site) the throne of Qajar kings, Grand Bazaar of Tehran, and Gonbad Mina Planetarium in the beautiful Ab-o-Atash (Fire and Water) Park O/N Tehran

    3. Day 3 Rey

      Day 3: We go to The Astronomy Center of Shah-Abdol-Azim, Tughrul Tower, and visit Cheshmeh Ali (meaning spring of Ali), a recreational site which also includes relief of Feth Ali Shah, and we start the observation of stars in Deir-e Gachin Caravanserai at night O/N Kavir Abad Village

    4. Day 4 1st Day in Kashan

      Day 4: On this day we drive to Kashan (243.3 km from Tehran) and visit the amazing architecture of Tabatabai House and Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, a traditional Persian public bathhouse, and begin the sky observation in Matin Abad O/N Matin Abad

    5. Day 5 2nd Day in Kashan

      Day 5: We visit Fin Garden and later go to the Neyasar waterfall and enjoy its spectacular view. Then we visit the observatory of the University of Kashan O/N Kashan

    6. Day 6 Abyaneh

      Day 6: We Drive to Abyaneh (87.2 km from Kashan), a historical red village which is well-known for the traditional flowery headscarves of their women O/N Isfahan

    7. Day 7 1st Day in Isfahan

      Day 7: Then we reach Isfahan (182.6 km from Abyaneh) and go on a full-day city tour in Isfahan, visit some sundials and different indexes of noon. Then we visit Naqsh-e-Jahan Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Ali Qapu Palace, Shah, and Sheikh Lotfollah mosques O/N Isfahan

    8. Day 8 2nd Day in Isfahan and Departure

      Day 8: We visit Isfahan observatory and observe the sun. We go to the Vank Cathedral and Chehel Sotun Palace. Later we visit the Adib Astronomy Center of Isfahan, fly back to Tehran (takes around 1 hour and 5 minutes)and departure

    Accommodation

    Tehran: 3 nights (read more)

    Kashan: 2 night (read more)

    Isfahan: 2 nights (read more)

     

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    Overall Rating
    5/5
    Enid S
    Reviewed On 24/06/2019
    4/5

    Astronomy nightVery informative and the arrangements to meet went well. The views of the moon were fantastic but the other planets were just bright dots even through the telescopes. We learned a lot about the constellations - amazing!

    JudyLondonOnt
    Reviewed On 24/06/2019
    5/5

    Great star gazing experience with Hogo TravelThe night was clear and magical. the guide was great and he can take a few people in his car if you arrange it in advance. He met us at the Hotel and we rode with home, but he had 3 cars following him to the site and back.Well organized and informative and his assistant, was great as well. Highly recommended.

    Lynden Adams
    Reviewed On 21/05/2019
    5/5

    Fantastic view of the universe. Mohammad pointed out many celestial objects we can’t normally see from home. Fun tour and informative. Beautiful sunset and panoramic view of the night sky.

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